Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will rejoin Harvard Law School faculty

The former Supreme Court judge has announced first post-retirement plan

Updated: July 15, 2022 - 3:06pm

Newly retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will return to Harvard Law School as a professor, according to the prestigious academic institution. 

Breyer, a graduate of the law school, will rejoin its faculty that he first became a part of in 1967. He continued teaching at the school until he was nominated to the high court by Democrat President Bill Clinton in 1994,

According to Harvard, Breyer, a long time administrative law expert who retired from the Supreme Court on June 30, will "teach seminars and reading groups, continue to write books and produce scholarship, and participate in the intellectual life of the school and in the broader Harvard community."

It is unclear which seminars the 83-year-old will teach, but his appointment is immediate.

Included in the announcement was a statement from Breyer that read: "I am very pleased to return to Harvard to teach there and to write. Among other things, I will likely try to explain why I believe it is important that the next generations of those associated with the law engage in work, and take approaches to law, that help the great American constitutional experiment work effectively for the American people."

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